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28 May 2010 @ 01:22 pm
How to hold your yarn .....  
Hi Everyone,
I have another question if you have time to respond. I signed up in my local knit shop for a lesson and the teacher told me that I should learn to hold my yarn at the top of my needles with my two fingers (thumb and index)holding the yarn as I knit.(Im right handed) She said this gives my work a more uniform look and I will have more control of my yarn. Im practicing, but I was just wondering if this is what most knitters do, or do you just do what is comfortable and be sure to pull some to make your stitches a bit tighter?
Just curious here what others do?
Smiles,
Dotty
 
 
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ForCryinOutLoudforcryinoutloud on May 29th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Having really loose stitching isn't bad, so long as every stitch is that loose XD

*laughs* Yes. *grins*

I figure for three weeks I'm not doing too badly. *snerk* Eventually I'm sure, with more practice, everything will be as it should (the occasional loose stitch really only happens like once every 20 or so rows - mostly when I start getting tired/bored. :P 200 stitches across can get monotonous after a while *g*).
Moseymoshiicake on May 29th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Haha, omigosh, but what's worse is *counting* those stitches. Trying to do the pub quiz whilst casting on 160 stitches = not so much fun.
ForCryinOutLoudforcryinoutloud on May 29th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
*snickers* OMG let me tell you! *headdesk* :P Many times I lost count and almost cried at the prospect of doing it all over again. :P I totally blame Sherlock Holmes and Robert Downey Jr's prettiness for distracting me. ;)